Kara: 'I Almost Died' After Pot Brownies at Paula's House But, she notes, marijuana treats weren't actually Abdul's By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted May 26, 2011 9:12 AM CDT Updated May 26, 2011 10:43 AM CDT 34 comments Comments 'American Idol' judges Kara Dioguardi and Paula Abdul attend the 2009 Fox Winter All-Star Party at My House on January 13, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images) (Newser) – Paula Abdul once put Kara DioGuardi—often seen as her rival on American Idol—in the hospital. DioGuardi told the story on Lopez Tonight yesterday, divulging that she stayed at Abdul's house for a while—and once made the mistake of eating six brownies a friend had left after a party. Unfortunately, DioGuardi didn’t realize they were pot brownies. “Six hours later I was like, 'heeeey, what's going on?'" DioGuardi recalled. "I fell out of bed, on the floor, I stumbled downstairs. And the ambulance comes and is like, 'this b*tch is as high as a kite.'" She spent three days in the hospital on IV fluids. Watch the video at the Huffington Post.